Originally posted by pawnhandler
Where is he? If your answer is "hell" where is that?
"Satan disguises himself as an angel of light" (2 Corinthians 11:14).
"You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God" (Ephesians 2:2).
"If the Good News we preach is hidden behind a veil, it is hidden only from people who are perishing. Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God" (2 Corinthians 4:3-5).
"And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season" (Luke 4:13).
"And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night" (Revelation 12:10).
"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy" (John 10:10).
The devil is a spirit, the god of this world, commander of the powers (other fallen angels) of the unseen world, who is able to disguise himself as an angel of light and blind the minds of those who don't believe in Jesus Christ, so they will neither be able to see Christ's gloriousness nor understand Christ's message.
What makes the devil so evil is not simply that his goal is to deceive, steal, kill and destroy human beings; separating them from their Creator. What makes the devil so despicably evil is how he uses God's law against us: the devil is both tempter and
accuser. He tempts people to break God's law, then accuses them before the Lord.